B-C, CN, Lexington win Cup openers

April 3, 2013 

Host Brookland-Cayce, Lexington and Cardinal Newman opened the Nike Palmetto Cup with first-round wins on Wednesday.

The rain forecast for Thursday has prompted tournament officials to revamp the second-round schedule. There will be no games at The Cage. All matches, weather permitting will be at either the Granby Education Center or Northside Middle School.

The Thursday schedule: Wando vs. Cardinal Newman (10 a.m., Granby); Gaffney vs. Brookland-Cayce (11:45 a.m., Granby); Lexington vs. Myrtle Beach (1:30 a.m., Granby); Westwood vs. Dobyns-Bennett (, 3:45 p.m., Granby); South Pointe vs. Seneca (4 p.m., Northside); Farragut vs. Fort Mill (5 p.m., Granby); Walhalla vs. Gaffney (, 5:45 p.m.. Northside); Bishop England vs. Clover (6:45 p.m., Granby).

Brookland-Cayce (8-1) routed Clinton 9-1 in the Cup opener. The onslaught began with a tally in the second minute by Herbert Cojulun, who finished with two goals and three assists. Tyler Brazell led the Bearcats with a hat trick, and Dontrell Taylor was credited with three assists.

Cardinal Newman (9-4-2) scored an impressive 2-1 win over Fort Mill, who came into the match with a 13-1 record and ranked No. 4 in Class 4A. The Cardinals get a shot at No. 1 Wando on Thursday. Koty Millard got CN on the board in the 33rd minutes off an assist by Harrison Laprin, who eventually scored the game-winner in the 63rd minute.

Lexington (10-3) whipped South Pointe 5-1 on goals by Evan Mills, Gian Ortega, Kyle Westerlund, Jonathan Salinas and Mark Hoog. The Wildcats square off against No. 1 (3A) Myrtle Beach in the second round.

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